Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 7–13

Party in Providence at PVDFest, sip a brew or two at Comedy Craft Beer Night, check out British motorcars and more fun things to do.

British Motorcar Festival

The British are coming! The British are coming! British cars, that is. The annual British Motorcar Festival is returning to Bristol. The weekend’s schedule is packed with a Hidden Highway Road Toar, British attire best dressed competitions, a block party and, of course, the motorcar show, among other fun events and activities. The festival begins Friday night and concludes on Saturday with an awards ceremony and a reception dinner.

The Details: June 8-9. Check website for event times. $10 adults, children free, $5 parking. Colt State Park, Route 114, Bristol, 508-395-6663,


Summer Band Series at the Towers

Start your summer right with the Summer Band Series at the Towers. Every Thursday evening throughout the summer months, the Towers will host a different band. This year, Dan Lord and the Big Shots will be the opening act of the Summer Band Series. The rock and swing band are bringing old and new tunes to the stage that will make their audience want to get up and dance the night away. You won’t want to miss this fun night of dancing under the twinkling lights of a Narragansett icon!

The Details: June 7. 7–10 p.m. $15. The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 401-782-2597,



For the fourth year running, Mayor Jorge Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founder FirstWorks, hosts Providence’s signature art festival, PVDFest. This annual event features world-renowned performance artists, culinary artists and culturists who will come together in one city to produce and deliver a one-of-a-kind  experience. This four-day long exhibition will take over the public parks and outdoor stages in Providence. Performers include Spain’s Buika, Australia’s Sway Poles, Kelly Irish Dancers, Circus Dynamics, School of Rock Seekonk and many more local and international acts. This family fun event has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

The Details: June 7-10. Free. Downtown Providence,


Brown University Symposium

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to combine the sciences and the arts? Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will open the third Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder Symposium. The event is sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation which features a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine. This exhibit will showcase two and three-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic and connective tissue disorders. Chosen pieces by individual artists will be on display.

The Details: June 11-July 13. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Rhode Island State Council, Arts Atrium Gallery, One Capitol Hill, Providence, 401-863-3330,


Comedy Craft Beer Night

Foolproof Brewing Company will host comedians such as Jessica Leigh, Ray Harrington, Chuck Staton, Brad Rohrer and Ryan Brauth who will be sure to make you laugh until you cry. Wash down your laughter with a delicious brew or two. Plus, munch on food truck fare from Mings, Rhody’s first solar-powered food truck. Your first beer is included in the ticket price admission. This is a twenty-one and older event only. 

The Details: June 8. 7:30-10 p.m. $20. Foolproof Brewing Company, 241 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket, 401-721-5970,


Reporting assistance by Samantha Labrecque. 

Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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